My Race for Life: Finding New Strength After Tragedy
Category:Non-Fiction - Memoir
- Publisher: Cincinnati Book Publishing
- Publication Date: May 1, 2020
- Number of Pages: 170
- ISBN-10: 0981726941
- ISBN-13: 978-0981726946
- ASIN: 0981726941
My Race for Life: Finding New Strength after Tragedy by Alison Bedingfield Delgado is the inspiring story of the author's tragic accident and her journey to healing and wholeness. Alison has grown up as an athlete and an academician, coming first in the Flying Pig Marathon in the women's division at the age of twenty-two. In her second year as a pediatric resident at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Alison is hit by a car while cycling on a suburban road. An emergency helicopter physician at the University Hospital is dispatched to treat an unidentified victim just to find out that she is his newly wedded wife. Alison suffers a brain injury and needs intensive rehabilitation. Follow her journey towards recovery — one filled with life lessons and inspiration.
In the introduction to this hugely entertaining and inspiring book, Alison is described as “the girl from Cincinnati’s west side who beat the odds to win the Flying Pig Marathon. We didn’t realize it then, but beating the odds is part of Alison’s DNA.” In the face of a life-threatening accident, Alison refuses to go down. She beats the odds with determination, refusing to become a victim, and taking her destiny into her own hands. As you read this memoir, from page to page, a dazzling portrait of a fighter takes shape in your mind and you begin to see how grit, determination, and clarity of intention can create miracles where there seems to be no hope at all. The beautiful writing is punctuated by telling photographs from the different moments in the author's life. My Race for Life will give hope to people who are stuck after experiencing tragedy. The author offers a powerful message in this book — life can beat us down, but we can always choose to stand up, triumphantly. It is filled with both uplifting and entertaining passages.